Brewster Academy shooting guard Donovan Mitchell's recruitment has heated up in recent weeks. Once considered a borderline Top 100 player, Mitchell is now under consideration for a 5-star label when the recruiting services next update their rankings. On Thursday, Mitchell took to Twitter to announce that he had culled his list of would-be suitors to 10 programs with Boston College making the cut.
I'd like to thank the schools that recruited and took their time to evaluate me. I am now trimming my list to 10 schools. I'm truly blessed— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 31, 2014
Providence Creighton Florida st Indiana Georgetown Villanova Louisville Kansas Boston college UNC— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 31, 2014
Mitchell boasts an impressive offer sheet more than 20 programs deep; a list that includes Cincinnati, Connecticut, Florida, Marquette, Maryland and Memphis -- all of which didn't make the cut. According to both 247Sports and Rivals, Mitchell doesn't currently claim an offer from North Carolina, but that didn't stop him from including the Heels in his initial top 10.
A four-star recruit per both 247Sports and Rivals, the New Milford native ranks as the 28th best point guard in the 2015 class; 83rd overall. Rivals.com has him right on the cusp of the top 100 at 101.
Providence has long been considered the leader to land the Brewster Academy guard, but with planned visits to Villanova (August 4) and Louisville (August 8), a recent offer from Kansas and an impressive AAU performance during the July evaluation period, Mitchell's recruitment seems wide open at the moment. Currently 247Sports' Crystal Ball predicts Mitchell to Louisville over Providence, 76% to 18%.
Though Boston College is probably an extreme longshot to land Mitchell's signature, frankly, it's nice to be in the running again for these sort of elite recruits. Christian and the Eagles' first-year staff has been all over the map during the July eval period, on hand to watch recruits in Las Vegas (Mitchell, Josh Sharma), Augusta, Georgia and Louisville (Aaron Falzon, Terrance Mann and Bruce Brown).
Hat tip: VUHoops, DJalliet95.